School Counselor - St. Joseph School District
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor - Middle School
Job Location: St. Joseph, MO School District
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: St. Joseph School District
St. Joseph, MO 64501
Telephone: 816-671-4000 EXT 172
Job Description:
The St. Joseph, School District has an immediate opening for a School Counselor for the 2020-2021 school year.  This position is located at Bode Middle School.
If you have any questions please contact:  SJSD Human Resources - 816-671-4000 or visit our website at:
Required: Master’s Degree in School Counseling and/or valid state certification for secondary school counseling with valid Missouri teaching certificate, or sufficient preparation to qualify for same.
Preferred: Some teaching and/or school counseling experience.
FLSA: Exempt
Salary Schedule:  Per Approved Salary Schedule
Direct Report:  Building Principal and Coordinator of Counseling Services
Terms of Employment:  9 month
Purpose:  As a member of the District Counseling Department, the counselor is to facilitate and oversees a Missouri Comprehensive Counseling Program for students within assigned building(s).  The counselor provides activities to meet the needs of the students, consults with teachers, staff and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping students, and provides support to other educational programs.
Essential Job Functions:
  • Attends work in a regular, reliable and punctual manner.
  • Implements the guidance curriculum for the purpose of delivering classroom presentations so that each child can be served in the areas academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.
  • Counsels groups and individual students through the development of educational plans and career exploration.
  • Coordinates responsive services and crisis counseling to assist with student safety and well-being.
  • Counsel’s small groups and individual students with problems for the purpose of providing support where needed.
  • Consults with teachers, staff and parents for the purpose of meeting the developmental needs of students.
  • Consults with parents for the purpose of referring students with severe problems to the appropriate community resources.
  • Evaluates and revises the building counseling program for the purpose of meeting the comprehensive counseling needs of the students.
  • Pursues professional growth for the purpose of continued education in the field of counseling, which includes attending SJSD counseling department meetings and professional development activities.
  • Various other duties as assigned for the purpose of serving school counseling needs of students and staff. Participates in non-guidance duties on a fair-share basis.
  • Other duties assigned.
Employee Behavior and Conduct:
District employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact, both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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